CURWENSVILLE — The Curwensville Teener League 15-and-16 All-Stars were handcuffed by a pair of Punxsutawney hurlers and wasted a fine mound effort by Doug McCracken in the opener of the VFW Area VI Tournament Saturday evening, falling 3-1 at the Curwensville Area High School Field.
McCracken held the visitors to six hits and one earned run while striking out four and walking two.
Punxsy\’s Adam Cressley and Christian Muth combined for a four-hitter with nine strikeouts. Cressley worked five innings for the victory, with Muth picking up the save.
Cory Bloom\’s double and Derek Dixon\’s single produced the Curwensville run in the fifth. Mark DellAntonio had the other two hits.
The visitors scored single runs in the first, fifth and sixth frames.
Curwensville will return to action Tuesday at Philipsburg-Osceola.